Leadership Roanoke Valley (LRV) was established in 1983 to encourage community leadership in the region. The interactive 10 month program helps participants better understand issues facing the Roanoke region. Creative ideas and approaches help build leadership skills and show participants how to make a difference in business and the community.
Participants attend a two-day retreat, explore diverse leadership styles, and assist the community with a service project. Monthly programs are created, organized, funded, and facilitated by participants under the guidance of curriculum counselors. Programs address topics related to education, environmental, economic development, and regionalism.